SEED Intro TO Self-Defense Workshop (G.V.”Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center)
The Safety Education Empowering Defense (SEED) program of STRIVE4YOU’s mission is to create a culture with safety and security for all, implementing a holistic circle of services training body, mind, and spirit.
This is a nation-wide program unlike any other. SEED’s adherence to STRIVE4YOU’s peer to peer approach makes it unique. Our curriculum has been developed principally by and for people with disabilities. SEED’s goal is to teach a principled approach to recognizing, analyzing, and responding to potentially threatening situations.
Strive4You is excited once again to be partnering with the G.V.”Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center and the Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center For The Blind, through the VA National Sports Program & Special Events FY22 Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) to provide our SEED Introduction To Self-Defense Workshop January 11th from 9 AM – 3 PM. This exciting event will take place at the Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center For The Blind, 2550 Peachtree St. Jackson, MS 39216 . This introductory workshop will cover hands-on techniques, the SEED Functional Foundations, situational awareness, and various other particularly important self-defense topics. These in-person workshops give participants an opportunity to see how practical and efficient our SEED system of techniques is, while providing a welcoming environment for truly meaningful safety education discussions especially as they pertain to specific concerns within the disability community.
Thanks to support from the VA Adaptive Sports Grant this event will be FREE to disabled veterans and VA staff. The public may attend by invitation only and upon availability. There will be a$25.00 registration fee for non-veterans or VA staff. Lunch will be provided for all participants. If you have any further concerns please contact the event organizers Melanie Shurden, or Christy Ray-Jones.